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can i buy pre-paid AT&T sim card at los angeles airport?

Greater Wellington...
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can i buy pre-paid AT&T sim card at los angeles airport?

Does anyone know if I can buy pre-paid at&t sim card at los angeles international airport?

Do I need ID to buy it ?

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West Hollywood...
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1. Re: can i buy pre-paid AT&T sim card at los angeles airport?

I don't think you could buy Sim Cards at the airport and, even if you could, they would be expensive.

I can't imagine why you'd need ID to buy the card but in order to fly internationally, you would need to have ID so why would you ask?

San Francisco...
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2. Re: can i buy pre-paid AT&T sim card at los angeles airport?

Most international countries are very anal about dishing out SIM card and burner phones for security reasons. The U.S. is not so. But lax is not the place to purchase any SIM cards

Greater Wellington...
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3. Re: can i buy pre-paid AT&T sim card at los angeles airport?

hi thx, do you know where is the nearest place to LAX i can buy AT&T sim card ?

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4. Re: can i buy pre-paid AT&T sim card at los angeles airport?

Target and Walmart stores usually carry AT&T GoPhone SIM card kits. Look at the Target stores in Culver City and Manhattan Beach.

Also look at the MVNOs that lease network capacity from AT&T; I believe some of them have SIM card kits available at Best Buy. There are Best Buy stores in Culver Cityand El Segundo.

Edited: 1:48 am, June 08, 2015
cape town
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5. Re: can i buy pre-paid AT&T sim card at los angeles airport?

In South Africa you cannot get a sim (even though they are FREE) without I.D. and if youre a visitor you need a passport

Greater Wellington...
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6. Re: can i buy pre-paid AT&T sim card at los angeles airport?

one of my friends told me he bought TMobile sim card at LAX, the price range is $60 -$100 for one month usage.... so expensive

Edited: 11:45 pm, June 09, 2015
cape town
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7. Re: can i buy pre-paid AT&T sim card at los angeles airport?

That's crazy

Perth
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8. Re: can i buy pre-paid AT&T sim card at los angeles airport?

I have the same question. Do they not sell SIM cards at 7-11 or convenience stores, newsagents at LAX? I have a 2 hour layover before heading to Utah and would like to buy the sim as soon as I get to the U.S.

Melbourne, Australia
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9. Re: can i buy pre-paid AT&T sim card at los angeles airport?

Yes in many countries you need your passport scanned in order to buy a SIM card. In some countries you can't get a SIM unless you have been there for a certain time. They are all different.

Some countries make it so easy for tourists, and others make it so hard! Hong Kong has a fantastic tourist SIM card loaded with value for only around $10, yet you most likely won't even need it because your hotel will loan you a "Handy Phone" - a smart phone with unlimited 3G internet - oh and international calls for free! Amazing.

I am pre-buying a US SIM card from here:

www.usaprepaidsimcard.com.au/index.html

It's in Australian dollars, but they ship worldwide.

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10. Re: can i buy pre-paid AT&T sim card at los angeles airport?

I will be on a 3 hour layover in LAX on my way to vegas. AT&T mentioned that I can get a sim card at the airport as there are outlets. It's $35 for 3 GB and $50 for 6 BG of data with unlimited text and calls within the US. The validity is 30 days.

Hope this helps future travellers as I see that the last update is in Aug 2015.

Cheers.

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